Machine made rugs are produced on electronically controlled looms that are preprogrammed with the design, weave, and color. Once the rug comes off the loom, the edges are bound. Manufactured with materials including wool, silk, and synthetic fibers such as polypropylene, nylon, polyester, and acrylic and silk, machine made rugs have a life-span of about 20 years if cared for properly.
Today’s machine-made rugs can closely replicate the look and the feel of hand-made rugs for considerable cost savings. Like all rugs, there is a wide range of quality depending on the materials used, type of construction, fiber density, and country of origin. These are all the primary contributing factors to price and durability. A wool machine-made rug made in the USA is going to be more expensive, but more durable, than a synthetic rug made in the Middle East. The density of a machine-made rug depends on how tightly it is woven.
One of the top rug makers in the country is Karastan of North Carolina. They were the first to make machine-made rugs in the 1920's that compared to hand-loomed rugs. Their reputation and quality accounts for their higher cost.
Machine-made rug’s durability make them perfect for high-traffic areas such as the family room or kitchen. Machine-made rugs are available in such a broad assortment of sizes, colors, patterns, and piles, it is easy to find one that coordinates with your specific interior and décor. The benefits of machine-made rugs are they do not shed, are more cost-effective, and easy to care for.
Machine-made rugs can be vacuumed with or without a beater brush. Most are treated with chemicals that make them more stain resistant than hand-loomed rugs. Machine-made rugs should be professionally cleaned every 12 months to help prolong the life of the rug. Call Rug Cleaning of Lafayette for questions or a free quote.